opioidmap
3 months ago
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FDA launches contest for opioid antidote app

The opioid crisis has led health officials to search for new and innovative ways to save lives, with many state officials focusing on giving more people, including first responders and community members, access to a life-saving opioid antidote called naloxone.
Police Lights
4 months ago
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Police: Man overdosed behind the wheel with toddler in car

Authorities say a North Carolina man overdosed on heroin behind the wheel while his one-year-old child was in the car.
Opioids
4 months ago
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WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Naloxone
4 months ago
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Brunswick County Schools add Naloxone to emergency kits

The Brunswick County Board of Education has approved a measure that permits naloxone in school emergency kits.
Naloxone
6 months ago
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North Carolina opens access to overdose reversal drug

North Carolina becomes the third state to provide unlimited access to a prescription drug that's already saved more than 2,000 people statewide who were overdosing on heroin, OxyContin or other opium-based drugs.
Naloxone
6 months ago
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Bill to ease access to overdose drug goes to McCrory’s desk

Gov. Pat McCrory will now have the ability to approve widespread access to a prescription drug already known to have reversed more than 2,000 overdoses of heroin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina.
Heroin
6 months ago
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Pender County Sheriff: Violent crime decreasing, heroin use increasing

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is seeing less violent crime in the area, but more heroin use.
Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter
7 months ago
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Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter

North Carolina's health director says a statewide standing prescription for a drug that can block potentially fatal overdoses of heroin or OxyContin could save scores of additional lives annually.
Naloxone
8 months ago
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Boiling Spring Lakes Police save woman’s life with Naloxone

Officers in Boiling Spring Lakes used Naloxone for the first time over the weekend.
Wilmington Police
9 months ago
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First Wilmington police officer saves life using Naloxone

The quick response of a Wilmington Police officer and Naloxone are being credited with saving the life of a 34-year-old woman.